Ever wonder if
test patterns are really necessary?
Hollywood thinks they are:
On Wednesday April 24th,
the Hollywood Section of SMPTE
Test Patterns, Science and
. . . Art?
Joe Kane headed up
presentations by Lucy Raven, the well known artist, writer and
editor based in New York,
Dan Sherlock of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and
Vince Roth of Fotokem.
Lucy Raven discussed her interest in test patterns as an
art form, while
Dan Sherlock and Vince Roth of Fotokem, explored the
evolution of test images in film and television, analyzing how they
improve and enrich our media experience.
“SMPTE photos by R. P. May”
Joe Kane discussed how recent innovations have made test
more meaningful and useful to users than ever before
and introduced the new SMPTE Test charts from DSC Labs.
The SMPTE CamBook
Many of the features of the industry
in a useful 15"x 9" self supporting format, include DSC's bowtie
pattern, plus spectrophotometrically neutral CamWhite, 18% true neutral
gray and CamWarm panels.
SMPTE Pocket OneShot
Designed to fit
comfortably in a pocket, DSC
Carry-on-Charts provide an invaluable portable on-the-set reference to
take on any shoot.
Many thanks to all our
visitors for making 2013
DSC's biggest NAB ever!
next few days we will be publishing the best of the hundreds of
pictures taken in
Las Vegas, DSC charts were everywhere at the show . . .
. . . but first
the results from the 2013
Congratulations to Beth Davidow filming with Tom
Campbell in Papua New Guinea for submitting this
magnificent shot to become the 2013 CIA Gold Award
Beth will be receiving a valuable SMPTE CamBook with
Colorbar/Grayscale, Resolution and skin tones, plus
BackFocus pattern, and invaluable CamWhite, 18% gray
and CamWarm references.
This SMPTE CamBook is one of DSC most popular
Click here to see the Silver
and Bronze Award winners